Barristers

Adele Jenkins


Called: 2017 (Solicitor 1999)

Summary

Adele is a sought after and highly regarded Child Law Practitioner who specialises in public law work and is also developing a solid reputation when acting for a parent against Local Authorities.

Adele left the Royal Navy as a commissioned officer after 15 years service dealing with sensitive information and involved with the welfare and discipline of naval staff at military facilities around the world.

Adele qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and initially worked in a small High Street practice in South Wales and subsequently became an employed solicitor in local government. Initially she worked on the litigation team that brought private prosecutions and then after 12 months moved to the child care legal team and was employed as a Senior Childcare Solicitor.

In 2009 Adele decided to become a locum Child Care Solicitor to gain wider experience at a number of Local Authorities across England and Wales. Adele quickly developed a reputation as a ‘safe pair of hands’ and a confident and robust advocate with solid knowledge of the law and practice. During this time Adele became a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and became a Solicitor Advocate after obtaining her Higher Rights (Civil) qualification.

As a local Authority solicitor Adele has had responsibilities for advising Legal Planning Meetings, Adoption and Fostering Panels, Serious Case Reviews and Secure Accommodation Panels.

Adele has been involved in cases involving serious and complex issues including: non-accidental injuries, fabricated or induced injuries, female genital mutilation, Forced Marriage, immigration, paedophile rings as well as emotional abuse and neglect. Adele is well versed in dealing with complex medical evidence and expert testimony.

Adele was called to the Bar in 2017.

Adele is meticulously prepared both in and out of court and maintains communication with her instructing solicitors. Adele has a demonstrated a sensitive approach in her client care skills and is able to handle difficult and vulnerable clients with an empathetic and sensible approach.

Public Law Children

Adele is meticulously prepared both in and out of court and maintains communication with her instructing solicitors. Adele has a demonstrated a sensitive approach in her client care skills and is able to handle difficult and vulnerable clients with an empathetic and sensible approach.

Professional Memberships

Lawyers for Children